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Macroeconomic outlook report: Spain

Second quarter of 2019

During the second quarter of 2019, the year-over-year growth of Spanish GDP decreased by 0.12 p.p. to 2.25%. Domestic demand drove GDP performance this quarter. In the labor market, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.68 p.p. compared to the previous quarter, to 14.02%. On the other hand, employment registered a year-over-year growth of 2.38% during this quarter, 0.78 p.p. lower than in 1Q19. In terms of prices, inflation stood at 0.90%, after a quarterly decline of 0.23 p.p. Regarding the exchange rate, the euro depreciated against the dollar in 2Q19, standing at an average rate of 1.13 $/€.

Macroeconomic overview

  • In 2Q19, the Spanish economy registered a y/y growth rate of 2.25%, which meant a deceleration of 0.12 p.p. compared to 1Q19.
  • Domestic demand explained GDP performance during this quarter, after a reduction of 0.62 p.p. of its growth rate when compared to 1Q19, to 1.58% during 2Q18.
  • The unemployment rate stood at 14.02% during the second quarter, after a decrease of 0.68 p.p. over the previous quarter, while the year-over-year growth rate of employment stood at 2.38% after declining by 0.78 p.p.
  • The euro depreciated against the dollar during 2Q19 by 0.01 $/€ when compared to 1Q19, achieving an average exchange rate of 1.13 $/€.
  • With regard to inflation, in 2Q19 CPI growth stood at 0.90%, after a quarterly decline of 0.23 p.p.

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